Haflong: Dima Hasao Fire and Emergency Services, along with the Health and Family Welfare department, sprayed disinfectant in the Haflong market area in order to clean and sterilize the streets, footpath, roads leading to shops, dustbins and railings as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus in the town.
Dima Hasao Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa, while appealing to people of Dima Hasao to observe lockdown, said, “Nobody should come out of their homes without any urgent need and in case anybody is found loitering, they will attract penalty provisions of law which may extend up to two years in jail. So, all are requested to abide by the order seriously.”
Meanwhile, a total of 50 surveillance teams have been rigorously working to sensitize people and screen those who recently returned to Dima Hasao district from other States or have travel history to other countries. While one quarantine facility with 40 beds has been set up at Siksha Bhavan in Haflong and more are lined up, as many as 240 persons in the entire district are in home quarantined for 14 days and have been asked to maintain social distance in order to prevent probable spread of COVID-19.
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